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My Just Desserts

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31 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6203
+1 618-462-5881
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Chapin, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing desserts and tasty lunches. I spent the weekend in Alton and this place was so good we ate lunch there twice!

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Thank breakingreality
Alton, Illinois
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and lots of it! Fun lunch time atomsophere. Service was a little slow but that was because it was crowded. Saturdays are almost impossible to get in but worth the wait

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Tasty stop off on the way through town. The raspberry rhubarb pie is wonderful. We also enjoyed a nice lunch with soup (average to good) and sandwiches (same). Service was friendly and the atmosphere is pure country with handmade quilts on display and for sale.

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Thank rhodesius
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Two best friends from high school days and I recently reconnected and meet for lunch once a month somewhere in So. IL. One of the best things retirement allows! Now, to the serious part of this adventure as there are multiple reasons to go there. If you have not been to My Just Desserts in Alton, IL, you have not... More 

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Winfield, Missouri
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Stopped in with my family for lunch. the place was crowded but not rowdy and the service was good. A very attractive dining room; bright and tastefully decorated. Food is very good, a little on the pricy side but not too bad. As everyone else says make sure to order your dessert right away, and the deserts are excellent. The... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Food was average, as was service. Everything was very mediocre. Perhaps it was what I had ordered or something because I have always heard good things. I'm willing to try it again.

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Thank CarolR22741
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Gracious service of delicious food. Mostly lunch items.The setting is a blast to the past. Original shop overlooking Mississippi River. If the walls could talk. I'll bet Abe ate here while he was in town.

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Thank Yvonne M
Alton, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very good desserts. Quaint atmosphere. Service is prompt and employees are attentive and very cordial. Prices a bit high...but probably worth it. All in all a great place to take family or guests.

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Thank Shawn A
St. Louis, Metro, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

When eating at My Just Desserts, you might want to order pie at the time you order your lunch. It's happened to me (more than once) that what I hoped for was erased from the chalkboard before I had the chance to order. No matter what you order, it will be delicious, fresh and homemade. What a nice departure from... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

My wife & I have visited My Just Desserts in Alton a few times over the last several years. We typically pop in for dessert when we're passing through town, but sometimes include lunch. All of their menu items are freshly made & tasty, but the desserts are the main reason we stop in. Laura was our server today, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
American, Soups, Cafe
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6203
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-462-5881
Description
STOP IN AND HAVE LUNCH IN AN ANTIQUE ATMOSPHERE. OUR BUILDING, THE RYDER BUILDING, IS A DESIGNATED LINCOLN SITE LOCATED ON THE LINCOLN LEGACY TRAIL. OUR MENU CHANGES DAILY BASED UPON WHAT THE KITCHEN IS CRAVING AT THAT PARTICULAR MOMENT SO YOU'LL NEVER HAVE THE SAME THING TWO DAYS IN A ROW AROUND OUR PLACE. WE'RE LOCATED IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ALTON, ILLINOIS, JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
12 days ago
Alton, Illinois

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?